Lemon Drop Baby Beanie, Free Crochet Pattern
Have you tried Capri yarn by Loops & Threads?
It comes in a variety of beautiful, bright colors and has a very soft texture. It's a blend of 57% cotton, 28% nylon, and 15% polyester.
Capri yarn comes in small skeins (1.75 oz, 87 yards).
One skein is enough to make a newborn hat.
I used textured stitch to create a newborn size hat. And I actually was able to make three hats from two skeins of Capri yarn.
Lemon Drop Baby Beanie Crochet Pattern
Olga Poltava © March, 2018
This pattern is my own design and it cannot be distributed in any form. You are welcome to make items for sale or personal use from this pattern.
This pattern is written using the US crochet terminology.
Skill level: Beginner
Finished Measurements: about 13 inches in circumference, 5 inches in height
US hooks size I/9 (5.5 mm), size F/5 (3.75 mm)
Capri yarn by Loops & Threads (about 45 yards)
Gauge: first two rounds = 2.5 inches
sl st slip stich
dc double crochet
FPsc front post single crochet
* * instructions between asterisks should be repeated as many times as there are stitches to accommodate.
Round 1: using hook size I/9, ch 4, 9 dc in 4th ch from hook (first 3 ch count as 1st dc); join with sl st to top of beginning ch-4. (10 dc)
Round 2: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and in following rounds), dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3. (20 dc)
Round 3: ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc* around; join with st to top of beginning ch-3. (30 dc)
Round 4: ch 3, 2 dc in same st as joining, skip next dc, *3 dc in next dc, skip next dc* around; join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3. (45 dc)
Round 5: sl st in next dc, ch 1, FPsc around same dc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, *FPsc around next dc (this is the middle dc of next dc-3 group), ch 3, skip next 2 dc* around; join with sl st to 1st FPsc.
Round 6: ch 3, 2 dc in same st as joining, 3 dc in each FPsc around; join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.
Rounds 7-10: Repeat Rounds 5-6.
Switch to the hook size F/5.
Round 11: ch 1, sc in same st as joining, FPsc around next dc, sc in next dc, *sc in next dc, FPsc around next dc, sc in next dc* around; join with sl st to 1st sc.
Round 12: ch 1, sc in each sc and each FPsc around; join with sl st to 1st sc.